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On the move: Braman Termite & Pest Elimination

by Barbara Van Reed

AUBURN – Local politicians and their representatives welcomed Braman Termite & Pest Control to Auburn at a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 11. The company moved its local office from 1023 Main Street in Worcester to a purchased and beautifully renovated building at 275 Washington Street in Auburn.

Braman Termite & Pest Control is a third-generation family-owned business. Owner and pr... Read More

Milestones: The Gift Authority Turns 3

DOUGLAS – The Gift Authority opened its doors three years ago in September along a woodsy stretch of Davis Street, Rt. 16, in Douglas. Today it has a loyal following of customers who've made it their destination for jewelry and gift items, coming from all over the Blackstone Valley, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

“At first people in town were a bit skeptical,” said Merritt “Pete” Tetreault, who along with his wife Veronica... Read More

Terry Burke DOTSON Announces 'Meet Your Candidate' Hours

AUBURN Public Library:                 Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  and  6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

CHARLTON Public Library:            Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

OXFORD Public Library:                  Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

MILLBURY Public Library:... Read More

Two charged with attempting to cash fraudulent checks

Two individuals were charged by Dudley Police with attempting to cash fraudulent checks.  On Wednesday, September 25th, two male subjects entered the Webster Five Cents Savings Bank on West Main Street.  They attempted to cash checks that bank personnel determined to be fraudulent.  Both subjects left the location when police were called.  One party, later identified as Tequan Vail age 24 of Hartford, Ct, was located in the parki... Read More

Grafton Town Committee’s to Host Candidate Forum October 27th

GRAFTON – The Grafton Democratic and Republican Town Committees are excited to announce that they have scheduled a candidate forum between State Representative candidates David Muradian and Martin Green. This candidate forum has been scheduled to take place on Monday, October 27th, from 8:45 - 9:45 at Grafton High School, with members of the student government classes asking questions to the candidates.

“I... Read More

Second Uniquely Uxbridge Day brings out residents and vendors

by Melissa Dumont

UXBRIDGE - Saturday, September 6, was a marvelous, mild late-summer day. A perfect day for the town of Uxbridge to show itself off to hundreds who came to see the sights. Besides historic Uxbridge itself, attendees could enjoy the goods and services of dozens of vendors who came to display their wares. We visited with some of them.

 Kellee Bertram has been selling Mary Kay cosmetics for 23 years. S... Read More

First Annual Scoped Rifle Challenge October 26

by Yankee Shopper staff

DOUGLAS – Ron Tetreau, founder of  Asymmetric Training & Assessment Group (ATAG), recently reached agreement  with the Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club for an annual scoped rifle challenge event, which will be held at the Club's grounds in Burrillville, Rhode Island. The first one is scheduled for Sunday, October 26 and will be hosted by ATAG..

“This is the most exciting project we've done th... Read More

What? Why Was My Prescription Rescheduled?

by Jason Poquette

It has only happened a couple times in the course of my 20+ year pharmacy career.  And now it has happened two times in less than two months.  I am talking about the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) decision to reschedule tramadol as of August 18, 2014 and now hydrocodone combination products (HCP) as of October 6, 2014. 

Many patients have been asking questions about this.  I’m going to try a... Read More

Double Author Event at Booklovers'

On Saturday, September 20th from 1-3 p.m. meet novelists Holly Robinson, author of Beach Plum Island and Kristin Bair O'Keeffe, author of The Art of Floating, at Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster. Both novels are set on Plum Island and the authors will talk about using setting to inspire their writing in different ways. Free and open to the public. Call 508-949-6232 for more information.... Read More

Rochdale Burgers, Subs and More

Nancy Van Winkle and son/chef Michael Boutot.

by Yankee Shopper Staff

ROCHDALE – Nancy Van Winkle has had a passion for cooking all her life. “Serving and taking care of people is what I've always done,” she says. She ran her own catering company for nine years, along with managing and cooking for the functions at the Knights of Columbus hall on Central Street in Auburn until that building was sold to R. H. White Co... Read More